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Ready to flex your maker muscle? Try a craft that’s totally new to you! With our Startup Library series, you get a thorough introduction to a brand new craft, with an expert instructor guiding you from start to finish and answering your questions along the way.
And because we believe in lifelong learning and endless creativity, we’re giving away EACH of our Startup Library classes through the rest of the month.
Here’s how it works
Day 9: Watercolor
Dive into the colorful world of watercolor with expert Kateri Ewing. She’ll walk you through all the basics, including a range of supplies and materials like paint, brushes and paper, as well as essential methods and applications like color mixing, wet-on-wet, dry-on-dry and more.
Day 8: Embroidery
Interested in embroidery but not sure where to start? Discover a the basics of hand embroidery in our comprehensive beginners class.
Day 7: Quilting
Interested in quilting but not sure where to start? Join expert Christa Watson as she teaches you how to make your first quilt. Discover a range key tools and techniques as Christa guides you step by step through preparing your fabric, cutting out the pieces and sewing them into blocks, as well as basting, machine quilting and binding to help you finish your quilt with ease. By the end of class, you’ll be able to tackle your next quilt project with confidence!
Day 6: Weaving
Discover the joys of weaving fabric with Deborah Jarchow as your expert guide in this comprehensive beginner’s class. Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom as you complete three projects, including a fringe bag, striped scarf and plaid dishtowels.
Day 5: Baking
Join baking extraordinaire Zoë François and discover essential tools, equipment and techniques to make a variety of baked goods from scratch, including biscuits, pies, quick breads, cakes, cookies and more. Zoë will guide you through each step, sharing her tips and tricks along the way, to help you achieve better-than-bakery results every time!
Day 4: Knitting
Join Susan B. Anderson, your expert guide to knitting, as she walks you through getting your first stitches on your needles to finishing your projects. You’ll tackle three fun projects – a pair of hand warmers, a bulky cowl, and a pom-pom hat – plus, you’ll explore two different knitting styles, Continental and English.
Day 3: Cake Decorating
With Jenny McCoy as your expert guide, you’ll learn to bake and construct a one-tier frosted cake from scratch, exploring a variety of decorating tools and techniques, from piping to fondant to hand modeling and more.
Day 2: Sewing
Author, designer and sewing expert Sara Alm will guide you through all the basics, from essential tools and materials to choosing patterns, cutting and marking fabric and so much more. You’ll make a simple tote bag and stylish dress — even if you’ve never sewn before — and acquire a full set of garment-making skills that you can apply to any project.
Day 1: Drawing
Gain the basic skills you need to create realistic, accurate drawings with expert guidance from internationally acclaimed artist Patricia Watwood. Follow along with Patricia as she guides you step by step to complete four projects, each one designed to help you use different techniques such as hatching, shading, rendering form and more.